Part Time Lecturer in Dance (Afro Cuban)

USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance

Los Angeles, CA


The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown L.A., and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be part of a world class research university and a member of the “Trojan Family,” which is comprised of the faculty, students, and staff that make the university what it is. 

The hallmark of the newly established USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance — as expressed in its motto “The New Movement” — is the development of a new movement model expressed in new media, scholarship, studio practice and choreography for the 21st century. The school provides foundational insight, opportunities for artistic development, a diverse performance repertory, exposure to world renowned practicing artists, dance conditioning, and strategic career venture skills. 

In the fall of 2015, USC Kaufman enrolled its first cohort of BFA dance majors. USC Kaufman also offers a robust array of non-major and minor offerings in dance open to all USC students. The dance minor is designed to present undergraduate students with a focus on the discipline of dance as an educational tool for study and research, offering students an interdisciplinary experience compatible with a variety of majors. Visit the School’s website at for more information. 


The USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance invites applications for a fixed-term position as Part-Time Lecturer in Dance (Afro-Cuban) to provide specialized instruction in the area of Afro-Cuban contemporary and traditional dance forms for non-majors and majors. Experience teaching Afro-Cuban, Afro-Caribbean and Latin dance practice and history is preferred. Knowledge and instructional experience desired in Rumba, Salsa, Salsa Rueda, Salsa Suelta, Son, and Cha Cha Cha. Experience in teaching dance history including AfroDiasporic, Latin Dance Studies, Jazz Dance, Hip Hop Dance or World Dance is preferred. Other fields of expertise could include teaching one of the following dance techniques: Jazz Dance, Tap Dance or Ballroom Dance. 

STARTING DATEAugust 16, 2017. This is a fixed term position for Fall 2017. Contract renewal is possible, but not guaranteed. 

REVIEW OF APPLICATIONSTo begin on August 11, 2017 and continue until position is filled. 


All candidates should submit a (1) letter of application; (2) curriculum vitae, including teaching experience, courses taught and developed, professional experience in the dance field, publications written and scholarly research; (3) names and contact information for three current professional references to be included on the CV. Additional materials may be requested at a later date. 

USC strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply. 

All applicants must be eligible for employment in the United States. 



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